I’m clearing out the back log of flower and landscape stuff. Shockingly I have other stuff I shot as well. It’s nice to have a cushion to work with. Plus the flowers one day and the landscapes the next gives me a break from straight flowers which I can quickly edit.
I will launch into a diatribe concerning Lightroom which is a great tool but Adobe wants it to be good enough. If you really want to edit photos you are going to need Photoshop at some point and thats a money maker for Adobe. All my images over the last 3 years have been run through Photoshop and as I learn to master it I do more-and-more with in it very Photoshop. My biggest complaints are the retouching tools and curves tool. Lightroom uses some logic that says close enough works. It’s horrific. I don’t even bother. I did it on an image in this series and I ended up just fixing it in Photoshop because when I saw it at 100% I thought what the hell? Points if you can even find it because Photoshop is that good on fixing a “fix”.
My other complaint is curves in Lightroom. Don’t bother. It’s awful. I have no idea what the tool does but I do not have the granularity of control I have in Photoshop. I do my basic edits in Lightroom and bring it into Photoshop. Every one of these images has had the curves tool run on it. You can fine too so much with the curves tool and it make no sense why Lightroom doesn’t allow the same as it does in Photoshop. The only reason is because Adobe would like you to purchase Photoshop as well.
If you are happy with Lightroom and all it produces then stick with it. If you feel that your photos lack that certain something and you aren’t using Photoshop because you are intimidated or you think its not going to do much more to your photos, give it the 30 day trial and go in with an open mind and a browser set to Google to figure things out. You wil start to get annoyed too with what Adobe has done to Lightroom.
For the flowers, enjoy.